New CRD Liaisons hired for Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area

Apr 26, 2019

Victoria, BC– The Southern Gulf Islands (SGI) electoral area has hired three independent contractors to act as community liaisons on Mayne, Saturna and Galiano islands. The liaisons represent the Capital Regional District (CRD) and provide information and education on CRD services and programs on each island. The liaison positions will enable local access to the CRD by community members and assist with greater efficiency, collaboration, and coordination of CRD services.

“This is an exciting project that will benefit the community and assist residents with understanding how the CRD provides services,” said Dave Howe, Electoral Area Director for the Southern Gulf Islands.

Offices are opening on each island for community members to meet with the liaisons and access information on CRD services. These offices will be shared with other community groups, including Islands Trust. 

Mayne Island CRD Office – 494 Arbutus Drive (at the Mayne Island Resort)
Mayne Island Liaison – Contact Jean-Daniel Cusin

Saturna Island CRD Office – 100 E. Point Rd (in the same building as the Saturna Pub)
Saturna Island Liaison – Contact Katie Dentry

Galiano Island CRD Office – 23 Madrona Drive (in the Islands Trust Office)
Galiano Island Liaison – Contact Emma Davis

An existing CRD Office is located on Pender Island.

Pender Island CRD Office - Driftwood Centre
Pender Island Liaison - Contact Melody Pender

Within the SGI electoral area, the CRD provides a range of local government functions such as community parks, economic sustainability planning, emergency services, building inspection, and some water and sewer services. Management of most local services is delegated to locally appointed commissions, while other services are provided centrally by CRD across the region. 

For more information on the SGI electoral area, please visit

Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at



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